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that we could do to be heard on this issue? bipartisanbe that voice that is so seldom heard on washington on this issue. >> anyone care to respond to that? >> you want a response, governor? you mention common sense. i do not know if that is always in the political arena. we have decreased our spending by 500% in utah. we have wrapped up the opportunity. we have been in a fiscal decision to do that. there is limitation. we voluntarily do 85% of that, so if we have an emergency, we have the capacity to borrow money. we are trying to borrow money in a prudent way. we do some cash and carry. but construction has needs. we are trying to take advantage of what you said. it does have an economic benefit. help them do what they need to do. get from point a to point b. if they cannot do that, they will go about their businesses. we are trying to take advantage of the opportunity, but doing it in fiscal leap prudent ways. that is the utah way. >> i want to add another point on this question of how to pay for the infrastructure we need. two other points to get back to. one is that we have to look at
in washington? how do you get these parties to work together -- together? we have not had enough gridlock. we need more gridlock. if they were passing the right things, which would mean that there would be a limitation on only be, they would allowed to improve our country by the repealing of laws -- then you don't one gridlock. let them start repealing. the gridlock is a natural consequence of a system that has failed. i think that is what the youth have recognized, but the system has not worked in the political system is a real mess. they're not willing to face up to the truth. they're not willing to face the truth. when you have the truth, they accuse the person telling the truth as a man committing treason. this is what you should be most concerned about. getting the truth about our government and making sure our government pro ovacy there is been a lot of moveon in local government and state and federal government. cameras are everywhere. -- and if they can spy on everything without a camera. does that mean we should be against cameras? no. but we should be against the government having t
at downtown d.c. just off the national mall commemorating the march on washington for jobs and freedom led by martin luther king jr. on august 28, 1963. the anniversary itself is wednesday when another gathering is planned and president obama will be here. we'll have live coverage on c-span and c-span radio of that appearance. if you missed any of the rally that just ended we'll show you ighlights from that rally. >> for those of us who are from the south, 50 years ago we received our marching orders hen the prophet dr. king jr. quoted the prophet isiah, that have a dream. this is our hope. this is the faith that we go back to the south with. those are our marching orders. this is the faith that we go back to the south with. yes, the south where some are still trying to fight the civil war. yes, the south. where we are witnessing this vicious attack on voting rights and the blatant voter suppression by one particular political party. es, the south where young boys can't walk the street of his father's neighborhood without eing profiled, confronted, stalked, and finally murdered. watched ov
. the march on washington teaches us that we are not trapped by the mistakes of history. we are masters of our fate. it also teaches us that the promise of this nation will only be kept when we work together. we will have to reignite the embers of empathy and fellow feeling, the coalition of conscience that found expression in this place 50 years ago. i believe that spirit is there. that force inside each of us. i see it when a mother recognizes her own daughter in the face of a poor black child. i see it when the black youth think of his own grandfather in the dignified steps of an elderly white man. it is there when the nativeborn recognizes that striving spirit, when interracial couple connects the pain of a gay couple and experiences it as their own. that is were courage comes from. when we turn not from each other, or on each other, but towards one another and we find that we do not walk alone. that is were courage comes from. -- where courage comes from. [cheers and applause] with that courage, we can stand together for good jobs and just wages. we can stand together for the right to hea
of the march on washington. the more about the watchmen the civil rights movement with rights previous -- reince priebus. it has been 50 years since the march on washington where martin luther king gave his "i have a dream" speech. now the commemoration cement -- ceremony with remarks from president obama, jimmy carter, and bill clinton. they spoke from the steps of the memorial. it is 4.5 hours. like sows everybody doing out there? it is a privilege to welcome you to a celebration and commemoration. on this day 50 years ago hundreds of thousands of people came together to be part of a call to action. it would defy not just the civil rights movement but it reminds us of who we are as americans. >> what is the dream? was delivered right here. imagine what it was like to be here 50 years ago. hundreds of thousands of people came together to be part of a call to action.there were rumors that coming here would be dangerous. there were fears that nobody would show up. in the end, it was a success because people believed in the power of standing for something. that speech by dr. king was not
negotiations in washington between the israelis and palestinians, that's diplomacy. and when president obama and russian president vladimir putin and the chinese president meet in st. petersburg, as i think they will in a couple of weeks to talk about economic global problems, well, that, too, is diplomacy. and when president bush and president obama negotiated one by one free trade agreements between the united states and colombia and panama, that's economic diplomacy. when nations meet to fight climate change and try to eradicate trafficking of women and children and try to fight global drug and crime cartels, that's multi-lateral diplomacy. and when we move tons -- hundreds and thousands of tons of food aid to poor country where people are starving, like north korea, that's humanitarian diplomacy. so diplomacy encompasses those thousands of actions taken each day by governments like ours, by international organizations like the u.n., by nonprofit organizations like the gates foundation, to connect, connect countries, connect regions, connect towns around the world, connect, most important
folks on the map. it is the equivalent of martha washington wearing homespun. my new book is called "affairs of state turco -- state." frances cleveland was a jackie kennedy figure. they wanted mrs. cleveland's clothing. she said that she would not wear a restrictive thing. that ended the core set -- corset. nancy reagan was more than lipstick and high heels. the media portrayed her monolithically. there's is more to her fashion sense. -- there is more to her fashion sense. michelle may be a fashionable woman but, she is a ivy league attorney. she has had all. she is the image of the american woman. we look at first ladies for that. and i say, thank goodness. i would rather have them look at first ladies then lindsay lohan. their influence is hard to measure. mamie, the bangs were an influence. they would ask her about her politics and she would say, i flip pork chops. it was a cutesy and fulks see kind of way of disarming it -- folksy kind of way of disarming it. the first lady does not have a bullet -- a bully pulpit, but a velvet glove. >> madison avenue does presidential ads wit
washington post." we are starting a partnership with kaiser health news exploring the health care law and what it means to you. let's hear from vince in minneapolis, was on medicaid.-- who is on medicaid. hi, vince. caller: hello. i wanted to go off of medicaid and suspend my social security payments because i want to go back to work to the bankruptcy court.because i still maintain my lawyer's license. i know from bankruptcy that there is a lot of people who filed a medical debts because of -- medical debts and it bankrupts them because of uninsured accidents. the aca does not address that at all. host: what happens to people who have had catastrophic medical situations, can't pay the bills, have to declare bankruptcy? can that still happen? guest: yeah, absolutely. the hope for those who support the act is that it will happen a lot less when employers are mandated to offer employees coverage, and individuals are mandated.-- individuals are mandated to have coverage. this should go a long way towards reducing medical bill- caused bankruptcies. there is nothing in the bill that would p
you. thank you for bringing silence to the very noisy washington, d.c. it is so refreshing because often we just hear about policy all day. >> it is important, too. >> it is. i'm not going to put your brother's work down, but we need to get back to connect, right? and come back to the human part of it. i'm wondering as an educator if you can talk more about the importance of empathy and how do you instill that in others who maybe don't want to connect? >> a lot of what i do as an educator is about building empathy. so we will do things like rather than simply having the facts of the civil war, for instance. facts are important to building narratives. it is important they are accurate. there are some things that perhaps -- i'm not saying everything is relative, but what we do is we sometimes do things like pick a pill -- pick a picture and build a life. the civil war was an important time in this country because it was a documented war. there are amazing photographs. i'll have my students find any picture and begin to tell the war from the perspective of someone who has not been sor
washington, d.c., and he actually gets an audience with peter king or dianne diane feinstein, how do we think that he would be received if he had a private audience? we have seen how they reacted even when the truth comes out. it's been the truth, they try to hide it from the american people, we would have never known the truth. >> that was edward snowden's father, lon, appearing on abc's "this week." you can listen on your radio or online at spanradio. 6:30 p.m. tonight eastern time, we will take you to the family leaders that -- leadership summit in ames, iowa where rick santorum talked about the lyrical process and the republican party moving forward. again, that is tonight, 6:30 p.m. eastern time. >> mayor adrian fenty and council chairman vincent gray faced each other in one of the most contentious and expensive elections in d.c. recent history. fenty raised nearly $5 million. vincent gray only raised $1.2 million. but he won the public over as an affable and effective chairman. he beat fenty. shortly after gray took office in 2011, brown, who had also run for mayor, told t
satellite corp. 2013] >> on the next washington journal, matt bennett discusses influence and immigration reform, national security, and other issues. looks at the healthcare law will affect hospitals. university of maryland professor talks about the special supplemental program for women, infants, and children. washington journal live at 7:00 a.m. on c-span. >> the national press club will hold a discussion. whether they help or hinder transparency via a conversation between journalists and former government officials. that is on c-span two. >> it is a huge story. for the first time, a true native has stepped in into one of the legacy media businesses. he acts and any way like he did in disrupting the publishing business, the bookselling business, the delivery of streaming media and e-commerce, mr. jeff bezos will probably disrupt and reinvention what it is to be a newspaper in the 21st century and how the business remains a business. journalism is changing. it is manifesting itself in different ways whether twitter or a block. the intersection between video and newspaper these days. we
along. . know you feel that way we want businesses to go back to your brother and washington, dc dc how we can argue about things as important as we're and do so in a positive vein for our country? we share the concerns for the state of our infrastructure. we agree that partnerships are exchanging important. .e are ready to do that we're doing a lot of things. we have a nation six largest highway system. this has been identified as a key part of our strategic plan for the future. it is all connect it. not justindustry does use new vehicles over the road but by a rail. this is often transferred to why an integrated solution is essential. this cannot be fixed with a one- time investment. we reduce this by a half a billion. we have completed the largest bridge improvement plan in our history. just last week had had the opportunity to stand on the deck of a new bridge over the mississippi river, 16 feet board to go. i could watch this go down the nations greatest river. theas an awesome view. people that we serve know that we need to build the next great bridges and maintain the futures tha
the headquarters view, a very washington-centric view of what -- of organizations. at dhs, i often tell people, how do you look at us? what we do at headquarters and extrapolate from that? or do you look at us from the field, the point of contact with the delivery of our services, and look at that and extrapolate from that? if you look at us from the outside in, you see a much better integrated organization and we are given credit for? the men and women of the coast etc. work, fema, extremely well, not only with each other, but with other federal partners in their local environment. not work well together is here in washington at headquarters. i think you've got to define the problem. where is the problem that is inhibiting us to act in an enterprise way? when i travel out to the field -- i have told the story before -- most people do not understand what an undersecretary is. that is ok. they say, budget and all of that often-- the question i get is, why is it so difficult for us to do things here in the field? why is it that the coast guard and ice and fema, if we want to share resources or if we
are in washington, dc the effect of a government shutdown will be huge because you will see, and the 596 case there were affect locally. maybe people will not see as much elsewhere in the country. it was worded in such a way that it is trying to portray a certain view of how a government shutdown might be for trade. if we get into a government shutdown, you might want to throw all the polls out of the window. >> we appreciate your time. >> next, the clinical action committee, a townhall focus on women candidates. , theq&a and later republican national committee launches its rising stars program. on the next "washington journal," the challenges facing the u.s. economy. we will talk with robert bixby. then, some details on the on the health care law administration's decision to delay limits on out-of-pocket -- out-of-pocket expenses for insurance. and the nuclear regulation committee review. live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c- span. >> what is interesting about washington at this age, once you have that title, even if it is a short title, even if you can vote it out after one turn -- term, you can
. i do not think there is a lot of danger from our republic in us taking back control from washington and honoring the 10th amendment, enhancing federalism, and recreating a sense of personal responsibility and accountability at the individual, city, and state level. i had a fire chief get upset with me today because i do not see any role in the federal government for us to be buying fire engines for states and cities. the danger with that is you become addicted to the largess of the federal government who says they're giving you something but are actually stealing it from your children and grandchildren. i do not think we have problems we cannot solve. we lack leaders thinking long term and understand what makes our country great or has made our country great is the very fact we enhance personal responsibility, hard work. we do not condition dependency more so than what is needed, rather than to create an environment where you do not have to help yourself. i am thankful each of you are here today. we have had a big turnout at town hall meetings. we're talking to the choir. he would n
personnel part of a week ago, furloughs began for many of our civilians. we're far from washington, but our civilians live all over the country. they are not people that work at desks in washington. they're mostly people that fix airplanes and ships and do other essentials things. these folks have had their pay frozen for three years. they have had a hiring freeze. now we're taking 1/5 of their paycheck in the last quarter of the year. it is causing many to have to change their family plans and not do things they had hoped to do for the kids. it is a miserable way to treat people. i talk to audiences of civilians. i say, i do not know why you put up with us. except i do know. they are there for the mission. they care about defending the country. otherwise, they would tell us to go to hell and leave. but they care and are dedicated. they do not deserve this kind of treatment. these are the things that happen as a result of cuts that are very steep and fast. if we had more time to take cuts like the cuts we've already taken, we approach it strategically. we say what things do we not need any
response to gun trafficking. gun shootings range from chicago to washington to the west coast, the east coast, the south, and the north. we left washington, they were burying two teenagers, a brother and a sister that had been shot dead in the streets. you go to my hometown, you can find the same things. but what are they using? guns that are coming in. so one of the things that can be done on a national level is to stop the flow of guns and to stop getting in the hands of whether it's gangs, someone wanting to perpetrate a crime against you walking down the street. whether it's somebody who wants to go to the grocery store. you have to stop the flow of guns. that's one of the things that we can take to washington because there are jurisdictions like yours with good gun laws, but guns are flowing in because there are no restraints on who can traffic guns because there are restraints put on the investigation by those who don't want to fund in a crisis which is a flow of guns. stop the illegal flow of guns getting into our children's hands and causing them to kill or be killed. stop the f
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